CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) —The conservative Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board has offered a novel endorsement of Republican Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s surprisingly competitive special congressional election.

The newspaper says Democrat Conor Lamb is impressive, but argues that an upset in Pennsylvania could start a “Democratic wave” that would lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

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Neither Lamb nor Saccone has focused on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The paper insists the country must not “dive into so great a distraction.”

While some Democrats have called for Trump’s impeachment, House Democratic leaders say they do not intend to pursue impeachment and would rather defeat Trump at the ballot box.

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